The One Ring

You too can be LORD of the RINGS! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. This spring’s fashion statement? Wearable tech! Smart watches, clothing, earbuds… now smart RINGS?! Shwetak Patel’s team at University of Washington developed new technology that would thrill even Gollum! Inspired by smart

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Hear That?

There’s something in the EAR tonight… and I don’t mean your Airpods! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We know that our inner ear contains HAIR CELLS that detect sound. But then what? How does the sound get into our brains? Bifeng Pan and colleagues

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Creature Feature

Got scary movies on the brain? Mmm…. BRAAAAIIINS….! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We’re fascinated by cinema ghosts, ghouls – and zombies! Is it the thrill, or just masochism? Matthew Hudson and colleagues from the University of Turku investigated. They screened a scary-movie double

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Bladder Glow

  When you gotta go, you gotta go! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying…where’s the next rest stop??! Overactive bladders? The worst! Too bad they can’t be controlled with a simple stop light! Or can they? Researchers led by Robert Gereau at Washington University

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Ghost Gene

  Ghosting – it’s not just for dating anymore! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Most mammals live on dry land. But not manatees!  Long ago, the ancestors of elephants jumped in for a swim and adapted to ocean life. Boom – manatees, AKA sea

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Flying in Hot

Superman versus…The Human Torch?!! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. What if our planes could fly “faster than a speeding bullet” – like Superman? But high speeds cause aircraft surfaces to get REALLY hot! How can we cool our jets? Enter Zhe Liu from Florida

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Kindness Ripples

Like Grandma said, doing good makes you feel good! But can you PROVE it? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Selfless acts like feeding the hungry warm your heart. But do they influence your FUTURE actions? Kristin Layous and colleagues from California State University, East

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Veggie Vision

Sesame Street…or CELERY Street? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Brussel sprouts or brownies? Hmm…which will MY kid choose? We’ve all heard you are what you eat. BUT what if you are what you WATCH? Meet Frans Folkvord of Tilburg University and team! They wondered

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Now Hair This

Are you a Lion King…or more of a Bald Eagle? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We do our best to keep our hair looking luscious and thick.  But is a thick mane REALLY better or stronger? Wen Yang from UC San Diego and her

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Light Gold

All that bling weighing you down? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying… go for the gold! Gold LITE, that is! You heard right! Raffaele Mezzenga’s team from ETH Zurich have created lightweight eighteen carat gold. This new form of gold weighs nearly TEN times

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